>Farewell for now….

>We’re going away tomorrow morning to spend two weeks in the caravan in Coniston. The first week will be really busy as we’re with DH’s mum, sister, BIL + their 3 children. The second week is just the 3 of us & I know that we’ll need it after such a busy noisy time. Lots planned but most of it is weather dependant & it’s been foul recently which brings back memories of our holiday last year. Our nephew is 3 1/2 & a total live wire so it’ll be hell cooped up with him inside if it’s raining heavily so we’re already planning activities for rainy days. Swimming is one as there is a pool close by so DD is ecstatic – you think she’d want a break as she trains 8 hours a week but she loves to visit new swimming pools. We’re also members of the National Trust so will be exploring the local sights.

My knitting is packed as is most of the caravan so tonight is picking up last minute things & DH is in the kitchen making a huge salad out of the contents of the fridge & a ‘throw together’ (vegetarian bolognese type sauce) to use things up as well.

A few weeks ago my Secret Pal Hostess sent everyone in her group this questionnaire & finally I’ve done it – I feel so slack but I was really wasn’t up to this a few days ago.

1) What is your favorite season of the year?

Autumn – I love the cool after the summer, the leaves turning orange on the trees & the shortening days.

2) Where is your favorite vacation spot?

Northumberland in the North of England.

3) If you could visit any place in the world, where would it be?

Canada & we’re going next year

4) If you could pick any job, and be paid well, what would it be?

A gardener for somewhere wonderful like the Helmsley Walled Garden, work in Animal rescue & rehoming or something else that I can feel proud of & feel that I’m making a contribution back into society – that sounds cheesy doesn’t it but I’ve always worked for profit making private companies.

5) If you were going on vacation for 1 week, and had to take ONLY one project with you, what would it be?

Socks

6) If you won a shopping spree to your favorite Yarn shop, what would you get??

Before I could answer this I had to have a long hard think to work out which was my favourite yarn shop. Definately none in this city as it’s a real yarn desert & if you’re into acrylic & novelty yarns you’re well catered for but I’m not.

I think I’d have to go back to Heirs & Graces which I visited whilst on holiday. They had a good stock of yarns that I normally only see on the internet which was real treat.

As to what I’d get in my shopping spree it would have to be some Pure Silk as I couldn’t help stroking the skeins. Plus some Kimono Angora and a few books.

Does that give you a hint as to what I’ve ordered for my August day off on Stashalong???